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by FM-USA
Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: OIL TASTING
Replies: 17
Views: 369

Re: OIL TASTING

Not everything done by oldsters was life sustaining or even intelligent. Some things were thought provoking and insightful while others were life threatening and downright ignorant. I'd put Oil Tasting in the later category. . Sooo.... that's only if you're dumb enough to swallow it. That I can't h...
by FM-USA
Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: OIL TASTING
Replies: 17
Views: 369

Re: OIL TASTING

Oil tasting? You are kidding right? In today's world, yongsters refuse to learn history, heck, even our Gov pulled it out of schools. Some say it's full of lies others say it never happened because they were not there, still others say it didn't happen to them.... right, just not yet. You know what...
by FM-USA
Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: OIL TASTING
Replies: 17
Views: 369

Re: OIL TASTING

HOLY KRAP, 5 HUGE 90% screen adverts in this very shortthread. _________________________ Ya, color helps determine the filters viability to filter. Black is carbon, browns (generally speaking) are cooked oils. Acids don't have a definitive color and are masked by the browns & blacks. Only testing wi...
by FM-USA
Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: How cold will ya'll ride?
Replies: 38
Views: 1085

Re: How cold will ya'll ride?

Me and my Wing (sounds like a tune) made it to -17*F about 5 years ago. No elec. heat, just good clothing. ;) I don't even drive my car at that point. -17 Huh! Back in the early 90's Jan. 1st Polarbear ride, I tried riding -21*F... got 2 miles and turned around. But I didn't have the clothing I hav...
by FM-USA
Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: 100 mm Front Tire vs 110 mm Front Tire
Replies: 1
Views: 126

Re: 100 mm Front Tire vs 110 mm Front Tire

You have several models listed.

In general...
QUICK & NIMBLE (but less grip) narrow.
Longevity and grip, as wide as possible.

I use a 130/80-18 on my 1500. It JUST fits.
by FM-USA
Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Air up valve stem
Replies: 9
Views: 220

Re: Air up valve stem

Not so much pressure as volume.I used a hand pump. OH!!! you're correct. It's like saying... Formica top using Wilsonart material. Zerox copy when it's a HP or Brothers machine. Let's go for a drive on the bike. _________________________________ How's your rebuild going? And the flood lawsuit?
by FM-USA
Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: OIL TASTING
Replies: 17
Views: 369

OIL TASTING

My signature of 'Oil Tasting for acids' has been up for over 5 years now, has anyone picked up on this trick?
Or am I just wasting my time and space?
by FM-USA
Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: All you need to know about the new 2018 Goldwing
Replies: 116
Views: 14060

Re: All you need to know about the new 2018 Goldwing

Auto shut-off is good for inner & near inner city riding, stoplights tend to be long and TOO frequent. That system is a balance between saving fuel verses mechanical wear-n-tear costs. Now since the Alt & Starter are in one, it's WILL BE COSTLY to repair. :twisted: To me it's easier and cheaper to m...
by FM-USA
Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: size of 1500 screw
Replies: 8
Views: 188

Re: size of 1500 screw

I agree with aj1500. Only added point while turning is very little increments, turn both ways. If you start feeling a mushy feel, the screw is about to break. Hopefully there'll be a stud to use vise grips on. And DO NOT use any 'nut busting' oils unless you're ready to rebuild the seals. 2nd to las...
by FM-USA
Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Air up valve stem
Replies: 9
Views: 220

Re: Air up valve stem

Right rear shock. Careful on pressure, it loads VERY quick, use a pressure limiting device. HINT: Using a pencil gauge can/will lose several pounds of unknown pressure. Some air compressors have a pressure limiting outlet. Also they're not expensive, Harbor F. has'm for about $10.00 BUT!!! you need ...
by FM-USA
Sun Nov 12, 2017 12:23 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Which tire?
Replies: 16
Views: 392

Re: Which tire?

Dave, it does help.
It appears ILL get around 12-14k on that Spitfire. Rear tires are a bit more stout with a 32 or 2 deeper tread.
I ask since there's one out there on sale, just under $110.00 again, it's a rear tire.
THANKS...still contemplating.
by FM-USA
Sat Nov 11, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Which tire?
Replies: 16
Views: 392

Re: Which tire?

Dave.
I'm currently running a rear Spitfire up front. Took a good week, 700-ish miles, to well scuff the surface, (hard braking) grabs fairly good now. The Geiger Counter sound is becoming comforting tho still odd.

So Dave, what miles did you get from your Spitfire?
by FM-USA
Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Which tire?
Replies: 16
Views: 392

Re: Which tire?

I have a set of Dunlop E4s on my 1800. I currently have a tad under 13,000 miles on them. I would guess that I'll get another 5,000 out of them, but I'll be the first to admit that I'm not that great at that type of estimating. They felt a little squirrely when I first.. /dwight Use a depth gauge i...
by FM-USA
Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Which tire?
Replies: 16
Views: 392

Re: Which tire?

Low income retirement begets frugal buying power.
:|
by FM-USA
Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: How cold will ya'll ride?
Replies: 38
Views: 1085

Re: How cold will ya'll ride?

Far NE ILL., just me, 5 winters ago, no elec-heat, just good clothes... minus 17*F
by FM-USA
Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:32 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Which tire?
Replies: 16
Views: 392

Re: Which tire?

I had to put a Dunlop e-4 on the back of my 1500 wing after my niece got a flat out in grand rapids, mi. being a new tire with about 500 miles on it I don't have much feed back That's one tire I'm interested in, being new and few reports of it performance, I'm holding off. An "educated guess" would...
by FM-USA
Mon Nov 06, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: All you need to know about the new 2018 Goldwing
Replies: 116
Views: 14060

Re: All you need to know about the new 2018 Goldwing

CURIOUS...
With no passenger BACKREST,
does that 7 inch screen show this
if the passenger goes missing?

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by FM-USA
Mon Nov 06, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Which tire?
Replies: 16
Views: 392

Which tire?

2 tires.PNG (POLL - 5 days, ends Friday) I ride 24/365 and around 20,000 miles per year. Tire replacement 2 to 4 times a year is rather expensive. Of the 3 last Battlax tires I ran, 2 tires outer carcass cracks badly. OH, they still held air but sure looks deadly. :shock: Dunlops E3 was the tire of...
by FM-USA
Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: What can you do when the old radio doesn't work anymore
Replies: 11
Views: 399

Re: What can you do when the old radio doesn't work anymore

mrall wrote:
Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:29 am
Part 1
I'd put in a 3 spigot tapper.
root BEER
orange crush
squirt
😏
by FM-USA
Sun Nov 05, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Ethanol! Yes or No?
Replies: 81
Views: 3085

Re: Ethanol! Yes or No?

The UMTEEN-MILLIONS who have complained about ALL the many detriments of E-Fuel means nothing, yet a small hand full of protesters will bring down history (eg; statues). Basically ethKRAPanol is a collusion of several entities, and NONE of those entities share the windfall wealth. That windfall shou...
by FM-USA
Sat Nov 04, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: what's the reason for this?
Replies: 8
Views: 492

Re: what's the reason for this?

I could swear I replied here yesterday.
Are posts disappearing?
OOOh I did, in "clutch problems" thread.
Should only ask in one thread, less confusion. Ask in PM if necessary.
by FM-USA
Sat Nov 04, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: New 2018 Goldwing Survey
Replies: 49
Views: 1407

Re: New 2018 Goldwing Survey

Always the possibility Honda is getting a substantial kickback from Apple for this Apple only connection. MOOCHO-MOOLAH IN but we see no break in the Wings price. Hummmm... Ya-kno... these 2018 Wing changes aren't all that costly to mfg.. Last 17 years of gathering big bucks through few changes, our...
by FM-USA
Fri Nov 03, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: How cold will ya'll ride?
Replies: 38
Views: 1085

Re: How cold will ya'll ride?

Me and my Wing (sounds like a tune) made it to -17*F about 5 years ago. No elec. heat, just good clothing. In that low temp. a few oz. of MMO thins it a little for easy starting. I also used a propane torch on the oil pan. Tires were STIFF!!! so I rode several miles cautiously until they warmed up s...
by FM-USA
Fri Nov 03, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: What can you do when the old radio doesn't work anymore
Replies: 11
Views: 399

Re: What can you do when the old radio doesn't work anymore

My radio quit couple years ago, I don't miss it. I listen to natures radio. One channel, always changing. CHIRP-CHIRP.... RIB-BIT RIB-BIT .. .. Eagle screech ... etc.. 8-) AHHhhh but she needs her noise. CD player, tho she's changing it on the run. Sometimes music on her phone with earplugs. A 32 GB...
by FM-USA
Fri Nov 03, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: New 2018 Goldwing Survey
Replies: 49
Views: 1407

Re: New 2018 Goldwing Survey

As for getting rid of the centre stand- best thing ever. I never ever ever use the damn thing because you need 3 people to lift the damn thing onto the stand! Have you tried throwing your right hip into your right arm while pressing down on the center-stand? IF it don't work the first/ninth time, i...